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16 detained after vehicle explosion in southern Turkey

Police detained 16 people for their suspected links to July 5's explosion in the southern Hatay province of Turkey, local governorate said on July 7.           

Erdogan’s Sarajevo Visit May Affect Bosniak Leadership Race

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on July Tuesday and Wednesday to attend the regional Summit of the South-East European Co-operation Process, SEECP.

However, according to agreed protocols, he will also use this visit to meet Bosnian and regional leaders.

Turkey needs action plan against heat waves: Expert

As Europe has been struggling with an intense heat wave over the last week, Turkey is also among countries to experience more frequent heat waves, said an expert.

Cavusoglu congratulates Mitsotakis on election victory

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has congratulated Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his election victory.

In a message on Twitter, Cavusoglu expressed his confidence that "Turkish-Greek friendship and bilateral relations will further strengthen during his leadership."

World’s oldest temple draws global attention

Göbeklitepe, the world's oldest known temple, in southeastern Turkey, has allured more tourists worldwide since its recognition by UNESCO last year.

Turkey's Erdoğan to attend Balkans summit in Bosnia

Turkey's president will attend the two-day South East European Countries Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit starting on July 8 in Bosnia, according to the presidential communications director.

Turkey's S-400 purchase for national security: AKP spokerperson

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesman reiterated on July 6 that Turkey is determined to reinforce its air defense systems as threats continue to arise from Syria, Iraq and eastern Mediterranean.

Age-old oil wrestling fest gives boost to tourism

Hotelkeepers and shop owners in northwestern Turkey are having a field day as thousands of fans have flocked there to see the 658th Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling Festival.

Erdoğan offers condolences to Putin over sub fire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 6 expressed condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over this week's deadly submarine fire that killed 14 crew members.

Yavuz to start drilling in a week, says Turkey's Energy minister

Turkey's second drillship, Yavuz, will begin drilling for oil and natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean within a week, Fatih Dönmez, Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, has told news agency Anadolu.

Yavuz is currently at the port of Mersin doing "final tests" and getting supplies, said Donmez.

Ancient water tank still stores fresh water

A cistern storing fresh water dating back to the medieval era was unearthed in the ancient city of Tieion located in northern Turkey.

Age standard to start primary school revised

Turkey revised the age standard for children to start the primary school with a circular published in the Official Gazette on July 5.

264 kg of drugs seized in capital since Jan

Anti-narcotics police in Turkey have seized over 264 kilograms (nearly 582 pounds) of drugs, as well as 199,482 opiate pills in the capital Ankara since January 2019.